Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • by Various
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 0 hrs and 13 mins
  • Highlights Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it. You said you could listen to your favorite narrators read the phone book, bookcase assembly instructions, or a restaurant menu. With this production we've proven that a truly talented narrator can, in fact, take any work and make it extraordinary. Enjoy!
The full list of narrators includes:
Nick Podehl - AUDIENCE
CJ Critt - BLACKBALL
Kaleo Griffith - BLACKMAIL
Katherine Kellgren - BLUNDERBUSS
Kevin Pariseau - CHAOS
Tom Stechschulte - CHAPERON
Sebastian York - CHEESE
Cassandra Campbell - CHIC
Victor Bevine - COB
Eric Michael Summerer - DECOY
John Lee - ELIXIR
Sophie Eastlake - ENTHUSIASM
Therese Plummer - EPHEBEUM
Zachary Webber - EPISTAXIS
Peter Ganim - GERBIL
Luke Daniels - IMAGINATION
Eric Dove - IMITATION
Scott Brick - JEALOUSY
Gregory Salinas - LITERATURE
Please Note: This recording of the Encyclopaedia Britannica was Audible's 2016 April Fool's Joke.

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Customer Reviews

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Elation Becomes Disappointment

I was overjoyed when I saw that Audible had finally added the Encyclopedia Brittanica to their library, but that quickly turned to crushing despair when I began to listen. The book is ABRIDGED!!! They destroyed its beautiful and compelling story in order to condense it for easy consumption by those unwilling to dedicate a few short weeks to one of the greatest literary works ever created.
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- Steven

This audiobook made my deaf friend hear

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, this book was INCREDIBLE. I was listening to it this morning over coffee with my friend who has been deaf his entire life. My friend was reading his newspaper when suddenly he leapt up shouting "I CAN HEAR, I CAN HEAR! THAT IS THE MOST GLORIOUS RENDITION OF THE WORD 'COB' IMAGINABLE!" He spilled his hot coffee on my hand, but it was worth it!


What other book might you compare Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica to and why?

I suppose the closest thing I can compare it to would be The Odyssey. It was an epic listen with trials and tribulations, and I had no idea where it was going next! I was on the edge of my seat during Tom Stechschulte's "Chaperon."


Have you listened to any of full cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never listened to any before, but I can't wait for their next book! It's going on my audible wait list.


If you could give Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica a new subtitle, what would it be?

"Magic for your Ears"


Any additional comments?

Audible, why have you kept a masterpiece like this from us for so long?! I am going to listen to this over and over and over again. I had so many favorites I can't even choose one, but I think Cassandra Campbell's reading of "Chic" really stood out as a winner. Oh, but then there was "Gerbil" by Peter Ganim, and "Imagination" by Luke Daniels! I guess I just need to listen to it again... Will update later.

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- Rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios